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A show about St. Louis A show about St. Louis
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St. Louis, MO

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A show about St. Louis A show about St. Louis

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English

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636-448-0811


Episodes

Bingo!

8/4/2019
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Why did the MO 2018 Ballot contain a new amendment regarding Bingo? Join us as we learn about gambling laws, "boats in moats," and whether or not St. Louis is dealing with a nefarious "Bingo Mafia." Visit us at: www.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research are available here: http://bit.ly/blindersoffbingo Send us feedback, thoughts, and ideas for episodes: blindersoffpodcast@gmail.com Interview guests include: Tom Murphy, President of the Association of Charitable Gaming...

Duration:00:28:32

Pigs on the Wing: The St. Louis-Lambert International Airport

5/14/2019
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Should St. Louis-Lambert International Airport be privatized, or remain a public asset? Matt and Lucas delve deep into St. Louis’ unique history with aviation and wrestle with its present and future. We also speak with experts on aviation policy, and the people trying to keep aviation policy in the public’s view. And finally, we answer the burning question: Who is Moneypig? Visit our website at www.blindersoff.show View our show notes, research materials, and learn about our interview...

Duration:01:20:13

Iron Hand In A Velvet Glove: The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis Part 2

2/26/2019
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Who was the Veiled Prophet in 1972? And why do we get a free fireworks display in Downtown St. Louis every year? Also learn what it was like to be a Maid of Honor at a VP Ball, the crushing power of shame, and how ACTION avoided a massive lawsuit. Visit us at: www.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research are available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1INP4ZqT4FqvqroL4v_5IeeD1oYvlbZV0JD__dO6IeI4/edit?usp=sharing For feedback, thoughts, sponsoring the show, or ideas for...

Duration:00:44:40

Iron Hand In A Velvet Glove: The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis Part 1

2/25/2019
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What is the Veiled Prophet organization? What is its history in St. Louis? Learn about the 1877 Labor Strike, debutante balls, the power of peashooters, and how a single group can help expose a closely guarded civic secret. Also, join us in our love of the term “Beloved Despot.” Visit us at: www.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research are available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1INP4ZqT4FqvqroL4v_5IeeD1oYvlbZV0JD__dO6IeI4/edit?usp=sharing Send us for feedback,...

Duration:00:46:49

Necropolis Pt. 2

12/21/2018
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Why recreate Victorian era funeral practices? What do antique traditions have to teach us in the modern day? In our final episode of 2018, we also explore the myths and facts surrounding “dead ringers,” the decline of the Campbell Family, leeches, and post-mortem photography. Visit us at www.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gBgyntxGzIc8h4wUKgurRzdCpt_5ssMR7MWveQXqpoI/edit?usp=sharing Send us feedback, thoughts, and ideas...

Duration:00:34:18

Necropolis Pt. 1

12/21/2018
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The Victorian Mourning Society recreates an authentic St. Louis Funeral from the mid-1860’s. Follow us as we learn about the process of a traditional funeral during one of the most disastrous years in the City’s history. We also explore the life and demise of the 56th Colored Infantry of the Union Army. Visit us at www.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gBgyntxGzIc8h4wUKgurRzdCpt_5ssMR7MWveQXqpoI/edit?usp=sharing Send us...

Duration:00:30:11

BONUS - Parklife Contest

11/6/2018
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Win free custom neighborhood prints!

Duration:00:01:46

Parklife

11/5/2018
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Are we "overparked"? This might sound like an absurd question...until you research why and how the quality of St. Louis City Parks can vary so widely. In this episode, join Matt & Lucas as they explore the funding mechanisms that feed or starve parks, the history and operation of one of the city's crown jewels, and help us determine whether we have too much green space, or are lucky to have it! Parkscore A handy guide to measuring the size and quality of parks, great for your civics wonks...

Duration:00:41:39

Shotspotter: One Year Later

9/8/2018
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It's a one year anniversary for Blinders Off. We take a look back at Shotspotter, the gunfire detection technology St. Louis and major cities all over the US employ in the effort to reduce violent crime. We also talk to Jane Darst about NIBIN, a ballistics database for police and prosecutors. This is a mini-episode/update! Visit us at: http://www.blindersoff.show Our guests were: Jane Darst Police Prosecutor Partnership Initiative Grant Program Coordinator Lt. Colby Dolly Lieutenant at the...

Duration:00:22:09

Velocipede

7/12/2018
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Our city is and has been a biking city. Don't believe us? We've got several stories that prove our point, including the 25th Bicycling Infantry, the Velodrome repairs, Bike sharing, Bworks, Ghost Bikes, and the upcoming Greenway Chouteau expansion. Join us as we explore the Twitter Troll horrors of Limebike fails, the City's permit for Bike sharing, the future of bicycling paths in St. Louis, and more. Visit us at: http://www.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research are available...

Duration:00:48:19

Whiskeygate

5/18/2018
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In the 1870s, Grant's presidency was plagued by corruption. Among them, the Whiskey Ring Scandal stands out. St. Louis was the center of the illicit affair that resulted in millions stolen from the government from while simultaneously funding Grant's re-election. In some ways, however, the greed of the Gilded age hasn't gone way. Visit us at: Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Show notes and research are available here:...

Duration:00:34:11

Graffiti: A Love/Hate Relationship

4/16/2018
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We explore the ways St. Louis loves and hates graffiti and other forms of public art. Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Guests include: Wendell Phillips Berwick III Artist http://www.treetoons.com Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris Former UMSL Professor, now independent curator Carol Klein Author http://www.paintingforpeacebook.com Brightside STL http://www.brightsidestl.org DrRehab13 Chiropractor by day, rehabber by night https://www.instagram.com/drrehab13/ More info in the show notes:...

Duration:00:44:23

STL, Stop

3/7/2018
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Lucas and Matthew investigate the St. Louis Stop, the notorious Compton Balls, and why STL streets are so weird. Visit us at our new website: blindersoff.show Show notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y0L9tV16E8boyUOPIOia9nxNQh7tTwRGLoFTLPr8qM4/edit?usp=sharing Guests include: Valerie Battle Kienzel, Author https://www.amazon.com/Valerie-Battle-Kienzle/e/B00DWNTOD6 http://www.valeriebattlekienzle.com/ Michael Allen, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and...

Duration:00:31:45

Labyrinth: Homelessness in St. Louis

11/21/2017
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Lucas and Matthew explore homeless recovery and aid in St. Louis. Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Start Here, an excellent resource guide for homeless services: http://www.startherestl.org/ Guests: Bobbi “Cici” Holt with Hope For Tomorrow Ministries https://www.facebook.com/steveandcici.holt Eddie Roth, Lawyer, Former Director of Human Services https://twitter.com/eddieroth Zak MT Standridge, Author https://www.amazon.com/Zak-MT-Standridge/e/B076BYK99J Gene Schmitt, Senior...

Duration:00:51:09

Palate Cleanser

10/6/2017
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We explore the important role food has in creating connections throughout St. Louis. Stories include mythical origins for local cuisine, connecting with strangers over dinner, divine intervention that leads to a bakery, and a hyper local design company that celebrates St. Louis. Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Show notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n8hZWsrrPxEYnAlXjCbkXYoiNKSACD-AatxbUWDToyA/edit?usp=sharing Guests: Birthday Stranger The Birthday Stranger Project...

Duration:00:38:38

First Person Shooter

8/20/2017
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In our first episode we examine the Shotspotter system and all the good and bad that comes with it. Guests include: Cara Spencer Alderperson of the 20th Ward https://twitter.com/CaraSpencerSTL Tony Messenger https://twitter.com/tonymess Metro-Columnist of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blinders Off is a show about St. Louis. Visit us at: http://blindersoff.show Send us feedback, comments, and questions to: blindersoffpodcast@gmail.com, Connect with us: facebook.com/blindersoffpodcast...

Duration:00:27:12

What Is Blinders Off?

6/20/2017
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An intro to the show Blinders off by Matthew Sims and Lucas Yochum. Future stories: Shot Spotter, Toasted Ravioli, The Lemp Family, Local Breweries, and other St. Louis related stories. Visit us at: http://blindersoff.show Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/blindersoffpodcast/ https://twitter.com/blindersoffSTL https://www.instagram.com/blindersoffpodcast/ Send us feedback, ideas, suggestions to: blindersoffpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:01:18